Conference Dates: Tuesday, October 21-23, 2014
2014 7EA Users Groups
Annual Conference

 

Our destination,
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Registration

Users CLOSED
Vendors CLOSED
  
Please Note: The GE7EA Users Group and Conference Staff reserve the right to eject any registrant without any prior notice or refund if while at the conference their behavior or dress is deemed disruptive, offensive, dangerous, illegal or if they are found to be distributing unauthorized material.

Meeting Location

The Embassy Suites Nashville SE-Murfreesboro hotel will be our venue. Please do not contact the hotel until after registering for the conference as instructions are in the registration process.

Transportation Options

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

  • Complimentary self parking
  • Complimentary Shuttle within 5 miles
  • Airport Shuttle transportation is $45-$65 round trip (reservations needed)
  • Car rental available at BNA
  • Taxi Service available from BNA
(These are informational only. No recommendations.)

Sharing Knowledge

Discussing and analyzing best practices of combined-cycle, simple-cycle, and cogeneration plants:

Types of topics covered include:

(subjects to change without notice)

Owner and operators can recognize the following assets from User Group involvement:

 Agenda

As the steering committee coalesces the agenda, it will be published on this web site, and we will provide a link to the agenda here.

Conference Overview
First Day Sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 21 8am - 5pm Users Only
Second Day Sessions: Wednesday, Oct. 22 8am - 5pm Users and RSVP* Vendors
Third Day Sessions: Thursday, Oct. 23 8am - 5pm Users and RSVP* Vendors
 
The following bulleted items are included in the conference, but they are not itemized in the overview above:
•  the Pre-conference Reception Dinner RSVP* Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  Breakfast and lunch on the First Day Users
•  Spouse Activity: Plantation Tours with Lunch RSVP* Spouses
•  Bus Transportation Only on First Day Evening
     Terminal A: Embassy Suites
     Terminal B: 2nd Street Downtown Nashville
     5pm-midnight
     buses depart hotel and downtown every 30 minutes.
Any Users and Any Vendors
•  Breakfast and lunch on the Second Day Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  Second Day's evening Vendor Fair and Dinner Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  Breakfast and lunch on the Third Day Users and RSVP* Vendors
•  the Grand Finale at the conclusion of the Third Day RSVP* Users and RSVP* Vendors
     
 *
RSVP Defined: The on-line conference registration form contains a "Yes/No" question for these sessions, thus enabling you to indicate whether your intend to participate in the sessions. There might be an associated fee for the sessions.

Sponsors of this Conference

• Tuesday Morning Coffee Break

  Sponsored by Hy-Pro Filtration

Hy-Pro Filtration

• Tuesday Lunch

  Sponsored by Ethos Energy Group

Ethos Energy Group
A Wood Group - TurboCare Venture

• Tuesday Afternoon Coffee Break

  Sponsored by Voith

Voith

• Thursday Night's Grand Finale

  Sponsored by Young + Franklin

Young + Franklin

Price and Deadline

Major User Fee Reduction
This Year
$50 for The Whole Package

$50    7/1/14 - 8/12/14   
$150    8/13/14 - 9/24/14   
$250    9/25/14 - ...   

Third year in a row of this group using it's reserve funds for the Users benefit!

All fees are enumerated on the registration forms, and the announcement emails also contains the list of charges. The announcement emails will be sent out in July.

You will find hotel reservation deadline, refund cut-off, and other deadlines on the registration forms as well as inside the announcement emails.

You will find links to the registration form on this conference information page by clicking here (Registration).

Spouse Excursion

Tour Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oaklands Mansion Departs Embassy Suites 9:30am
Tour at 10am
Lunch at 11:30am
Visit gift shop and walk grounds 12:30pm
Board Coach for Carnton Plantation at 12:45pm
(RSVP* required)

 
Carnton Plantation Walk Carnton Plantation grounds before tour at 1:45pm
Tour at 2pm
Depart for Embassy Suites at 3:30pm
Arrive Embassy Suites at 4:30pm
(RSVP* required)
Transportation is provided.

Conference Fee Discount Program (OR HOW CAN I REDUCE MY CONFERENCE COST)

30% discount on your conference fee

Eligibility and Restrictions (it is easy):
  1. 2% discount earned off of the conference fee whenever you refer another User.
  2. The referred User must attend the conference.
  3. You must inform the Users Groups Hostmaster (Gregory Carvalho) that you are making the referral, and you must include the referred User's email address to the Hostmaster.
  4. Only GE7EA Users Groups referrals are eligible.
  5. The maximum discount per User is 30%.
  6. The referred User must be new to the target User Group.

Fabulous Awards, Gifts, and Prizes

 Attendee In Seat Award
Attendee In Seat Awards presented to a User by a "pull the name out of the hat drawing" after breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks. The User must not only be present to win, but must also be in the conference seat when the session starts!

     •  Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Tab)
     •  Visa Gift Card

 $1,500.00USD Travel Certificate
A $1,500.00USD Travel Certificate is the Grand Prize.
  • The first certificate will be presented by a "pull the name out of the hat drawing" during the Vendor Fair.
  • The second certificate will be presented by a "pull the name out of the hat drawing" immediately prior to adjournment of the meeting on Thursday afternoon.
  • The third certificate will be presented to the User with the most correctly answered "7EA Trivia Game" questions, (see the Grand Finale below).
 Vendor Fair/Exhibition Prize Availability Matrix
These prizes are handed out during the Vendor Fair at the time specified in the table below.

Users Vendors
9:00pm $1,500 Travel Certificate 9:00pm Free Booth Next Year
7:30pm Samsung Tab  
6:00pm Visa Gift Card  

(awards, gifts and/or prizes may change without notice)

The Grand Finale

A Contestant in a booth for the 7EA Trivia Game
A meat-and-three meal (click for details from Wikipedia)

Stick to the Ribs food!

7EA Trivia Game

Continuing the fun education with a competitive edge, the "7EA Trivia Game"!

Getting Involved

 Users
Invitiation To Register: Users currently on the forums will receive an email via the GE7EA Announce Forum. For new Users with a desire to join in on the benefits of the group including the conference and electronic forums, please apply at the User (Member Profile) application.
 Affiliates (Vendors) Section
  Invitiation To Register: Vendors desiring notification of the upcoming conference should complete a new Affiliate (Vendor Profile) application. If you are uncertain whether you previously established an GE7EA Vendor Profile, then you may verify such by attempting to log into the Vendor Profile database (If you have a profile, then you will be able to login. If you do not have a profile, then you won't); moreover, if you received the Monday, March 10, 2014 email directly from Gregory Carvalho, then you are already in the distribution list to receive the invite in July, but if you did NOT then you need to complete the Vendor Profile.

Vendors with a Vendor Profile will receive an email notification when the conference registration launches!

Exhibition: Vendor Fair with Dinner
Exhibition: Wednesday, October 22th 5:00 - 9:00
Exhibition: A booth is required for a Vendor to be at the conference.

See the booth map being impressed.   Attracting Users to your booth:
we devised an intriguing approach to networking Users and Vendors. We provide a stamp to every exhibitor, then, as Users circulate on the exhibit floor, the Users visit a booth and request that the Vendor impresses their booth number stamp on the User's booth map. At the conclusion of the Vendor Fair, at 8:45pm, we hold a drawing. All Users booth maps are placed in a hat for a drawing. We pull a User's booth map out of the hat.
Fifty percent of all booths on the Users map must be stamped to be eligible for the drawing. One half of those booths to be stamped are mandatory; meanwhile, the remaining booths to be stamped are discretionary for the User.
 Sponsorship Opportunities
  1. Put your exhibit booth in the breakfast hall or the lunch hall or the Reception Dinner with up to 4 booth staff. Your staff may eat at the meal, too! This is exclusive; in other words, only one booth will be allowed into a single meal. Unless you wish to partner with another exhibitor, but there may be space limitations, so contact the conference planner if you wish to share the expense/investment.
  2. Present the Attendee In Seat Award inside the meeting room! At the beginning of every session, after every break, a fine gift is given to a User in the meeting room. These Attendee In Seat (A.I.S.) Awards are specified on this page here. You get to step behind the podium, identify yourself, identify your company as the sponsor of the gift, identify your product and service in a sentence, then draw a User's name out of the hat. You then hand the A.I.S. Award to the User.
  3. Imprint your website address and corporate motto on one of the following:
    • Attendee Gift: Every User receives one of these at the time of check-in for the conference, examples are 8 LED flashlight with red beam pointer, pen/USB memory stick, paperwork/laptop briefcase.
    • Attendee In Seat Award (this will be your business card, not an imprint)
    • Speaker Gift: Any User speaker receives one of these gifts. These are the same as the Attendee In Seat Award items.
  4. Present a Grand Prize to a User in front of all the Users! These are $1,500 Travel Certificates. You can see when and where the Grand Prizes will be presented by clicking here.
  5. Win big points with the Users by sponsoring the Grand Finale! You get the exclusive booth, or share with another Vendor (let the conference planner know your intent, if you will be sharing). This is a four hour event with your booth.
  6. Host the Reception Dinner. You get the exclusive booth. This is a three hour event with your booth.

 Booth Fee Discount Program

(OR HOW CAN I REDUCE MY EXHIBIT COST)

   30% discount on your booth fee

Eligibility and Restrictions (it is easy):
  1. 2% discount earned off of the booth fee whenever you refer User.
  2. The referred User must attend the conference.
  3. You must inform the Users Groups Hostmaster (Gregory Carvalho) that you are making the referral, and you must include the referred User's email address to the Hostmaster.
  4. Only GE7EA Users Groups referrals are eligible.
  5. The maximum discount per Vendor is 30%.
  6. The referred User must be new to the target User Group.

 Sponsorship Cost Reduction Program

Shaking hands over a sponsor partnership. This is an independent sponsorship partnership between Vendors, and the partnership is setup by the partnering Vendors. The cost of the sponsorship is divided among the Vendors involved in the sponsorship partnership. This applies to meal sponsorships only, such as breakfast, lunch, Reception Dinner, and The Grand Finale. You contact the Users Groups Hostmaster (Gregory Carvalho) identifying the Vendors who will be partnering on the sponsorship.

For example, you can share a Lunch Meal Sponsorship with 3 other Vendors. The cost applied to each Vendor is $1,250.00, or whatever proportions you wish to distribute the cost of the Lunch Meal Sponsorship. The Vendors share the space of one exhibit booth in the dining hall. One exhibitor representative of each sponsorship partners staff may enter the dining hall as well as eat at the meal.

 

Registration

Users CLOSED
Vendors CLOSED
  
Please Note: The GE7EA Users Group and Conference Staff reserve the right to eject any registrant without any prior notice or refund if while at the conference their behavior or dress is deemed disruptive, offensive, dangerous, illegal or if they are found to be distributing unauthorized material.

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Area Attractions

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